Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

My dear friend Lisa made this for us one night and I loved it. I also love how easy it is to make. I haven't made it with the pecans, but I am sure it would be good.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces vermicelli, broken into thirds
  • 1 (10 ounce) container alfredo sauce
  • 1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 14 cup pimento stuffed olive, drained & sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sherry wine (dry or golden)
  • 14 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Bring medium-size pot of water to a boil over high heat.
  3. Add salt, if using, and stir in the vermicelli.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook the vermicelli, uncovered, until al dente (5-7 minutes).
  5. Reserve 1/2 a cup of water, then drain the vermicelli well in a coander.
  6. Transfer pasta to a large mixing bowl.
  7. Add the alfredo sauce, mushroom soup, reserved cooking water, chicken, parmesean, olives and sherry and stir until well combined.
  8. Scoop the mixture into a 13x9 dish.
  9. Scatter the pecans over the top.
  10. Bake the casserole until it is bubbling throughout, 25-30 minutes.
  11. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Made this for dinner last night and both my husband and I really liked it. I used 16 oz. of Four Cheese Alfredo sauce, didn't have any sherry or wine, so I used 2 T of brandy, used jalepeno stuffed olives for a little extra kick and added some black pepper. Looking forward to having the left-overs for dinner again tonight!

jennifer.blake-somers September 15, 2008

This was great for easy entertaining. I doubled it using 2 pkgs. of alfredo sauce and 1 can cream of roasted garlic mushroom and 1 cream of chicken.I served with peas and a Caesar salad. The olives and the pecans reminded me of a pimento cheese flavor - loved it! Thanks for posting, HeidiSue. Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado April 11, 2007

This was delicious. I can't believe how fast it was to prepare and how it disappeared even faster! The green olives were such a touch in this dish. I didn't have any pecans, but I bet the dish would have been great with them as well. I am embarrassed to say that 4 people ate nearly the whole pan. Thanks for sharing and thanks to your friend Lisa as well. Nick's Mom

Brenda. January 23, 2007

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